Considered by many to be the wealthiest ganster of all time… Cunning and ruthless, the young Luciano is savvy enough to align himself with Arnold Rothstein. But his youth, passion and ambition are sometimes a dangerous combination in both his personal and professional lives – HBO.com
1897 – Charlie Luciano, born Salvatore Luciana in Sicily.
1906 – Luciano family immigrates to New York City.
1917 – Luciano becomes a major crime figure in NYC and befriends Meyer Lansky
1919 – Prohibition.
1920 – Luciano aligns his crew with Joe “the Boss” Masseria.
1922 – Charlie introduces Jack Diamond to Arnold Rothstein
1925 – Making millions a year, Luciano becomes Massieria’s 2nd in command
1929 – Luciano survives a murder attempt on his life. “Lucky” is beaten, tortured, stabbed, sliced open and left for dead.
1931 – Lucky makes a deal with rival boss Marzano and Massieria is assassinated at the behest of Luciano.
1931 – Organized Crime is directed by the commission with Luciano at the reigns. Lansky and Bugsy help Luciano create the commission.
1936 – Luciano sent to prison for running a prostitution ring.
1942 – Imprisoned Luciano with Lanskey on the outside, partner with the government to provide security New York City’s port.
1946 – Luciano is released from prison.
1947 – Luciano moves to Cuba, but the U.S. forces Charlie’s deportation back to Italy.
1962 – Luciano dies of a heart attack in Italy.
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